Spinal Confusion

...an attempt to clarify confusing and innacurate information in science articles

Monday, August 15, 2005

LifeNews Mentions Transdifferentiation!

LifeNews.com is carrying a brief blurb entitled Stem Cell Programming Could Solve Stem Cell Research Dilemmas with quotes from Robert Lanza, vice president of Advanced Cell Technology, and Leon Kass, chairman of the US President's Council on Bioethics, in support of transdifferentiation. Specifically, a form called dedifferentiation that would be used to derive patient-specific embryonic stem cells from an adult cell.